Knoxville Daily Photo will post one photo per day taken from the Knoxville/Knox County, Tennessee area. Knoxville is the city of my birth, the place where I work, and the largest city near our hometown. It's a wonderful community in which to raise our family. It's really a beautiful place . . . . at least I think so.

I am not a professional photographer; I call myself a point & shoot photographer. I have had a genuine love for and interest in photography since childhood. My camera is a Nikon Coolpix S600 ~ which I love for many reasons that I won't list here. Sometimes I use my old camera which is a Nikon Coolpix 5900.

Photography is something that I enjoy immensely. My photographs & albums are treasured above all other material things I own. The memories that are captured and preserved through my camera are so precious.

I am glad that I have discovered City Daily Photo and started a photo blog. It's an honor to share my little corner of the world with those who find themselves here. Enjoy looking around my blog, and welcome to all who visit.

Monday, December 1, 2008

December Theme Day: Circles/Spheres

Knoxville's own beloved Sunsphere . . . the symbol and icon of the 1982 World's Fair held in Knoxville, Tennessee. I wouldn't dare post any other circle or sphere on theme day!

This photo is also posted at the request of my mom who is a loyal and daily reader of this blog. She is a fan of our Sunsphere and is proud to see it grace our Knoxville skyline. Our family has some wonderful memories of visiting the World's Fair many times during 1982. I was young then (only 19) and thought it was so cool that Knoxville was host to the world for just a while.

I remember being able to eat in a restaurant located inside the Sunsphere in 1982 . . . and the thrill of being able to view Knoxville from such a high perch while eating such a delicious meal. Such a wonderful experience . . . one that I will never forget!

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28 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Perfect for Theme Day!
My parents went to that fair.

Olivier said...

magnifique, surtout avec cette fontaine. On dirait une grande boule qui se trouve dans les boites de nuit disco. De nuit cela doit ĂȘtre superbe.

magnificent, especially with this fountain. Looks like a great ball that is in the nightclubs disco. At night it must be superb.

Small City Scenes said...

Of course the Sunsphere would/could be the only sphere you could post. A logical choice.

Baruch said...

The Sunsphere is so beautiful and so is your photo. Well done!

hadv said...

This is such a wonderful photo for theme day! Love the mix of the sphere and the waters..

Thanks for visiting my site :-) Happy theme day!

jill said...

Very nice. Beautiful color and light in your photo. And wonderful memories.

Laurie said...

Hope, what a wonderful choice! Your photos of objects are imbued with the same life-affirming, happy quality as your photos of children. I don't know how you do it but you've got the gift!

Happy Theme Day!

Jazzy said...

love the sunsphere.
the photo is so busy and a great addition to the theme day!

Jilly said...

Fantastic choice and such a nice photograph with the fountain too.

Jim said...

I like the fountain also.

marley said...

Nice choice for theme day!

Blognote said...

An excellent choice of this sunsphere for December's themeday!
A great shot, Jill!!

Blognote said...

An excellent choice of this sunsphere for December's themeday!
A great shot, Hope!!

Saretta said...

Nice golden sphere! What is it used for these days?

Leedra said...

You captured it so well. It does hold memories for us all. Took my then 2 yr old daughter on opening day. We had season passes and went often. Several years later I ate up in the Sunsphere. Know of somebody that married up there this past spring. I hope it is always there.

Boise Diva said...

My daughter thinks it's a disco ball..she doesn't know about the fair history. It gets kudos both ways.

Hyde DP said...

I love the fountains - not sure about the sphere though.

Knoxville Girl said...

hooray for the sunsphere! you framed it very nicely with the fountain

Jackie said...

Wow, that's such a wild sphere! I really like how you've not centred it but included the fountain - it's a really great shot!

Tanya said...

Very nice Hope! Looks like alot to do there!

gogouci said...

Beautifully composed photo.

Petrea said...

Circles and spheres on steroids! Beautiful and well done!

Hilda said...

I love your sunsphere, and this photo which includes the park is gorgeous!

I'm a little late, but happy theme day!

Tash said...

Yup! that's a perfect theme day post with a Knoxville landmark to boot. I love your crisp city scapes & this one is just so well composed.

JM said...

I like this photo! Great chioce for theme day.

Hope said...

Saretta....There are several levels of floorspace within the sunsphere. There is an observation floor which gives a wonderful view of Knoxville. There is a cafe with sandwich and drinks service. There is a level with open space for functions. Some of the levels house office spaces.

Denton said...

It is great when a local icon matches the theme. Also, I like your composition with the Sunsphere offset to the left.

Ben said...

Belated greetings, from Nelson. Thanks for visit and comment!
It's like a giant mirror ball.



10/21/08 ~ Thank you to Leedra from Photography by Leedra


10/23/08 ~ Thanks so much to Tanya from Around Roanoke Daily Photo Blog

10/23/08 ~ Thanks also to Laurie from Glimpses of South Pasadena and your very kind words (to follow) . . .

"With gratitude and great pleasure I would like to pass the award to these photography bloggers:

Hope of Knoxville Daily Photo. Hope can squeeze images out of her Nikon Coolpix that will astonish you. The photographs of her kids capture the essence of childhood and a mother's love with the same poignancy and joy of the paintings of Mary Cassatt..."


Tanya and Laurie . . . . I am truly honored and flattered that you have chosen me to receive this award. Sincere thanks to both of you for this award and your nice comments!



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11/4/08 ~ Thanks so much to Sean Claes of Kyle, Texas Daily Photo for giving this award to me, also. It's a great honor and I appreciate it so much!

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